Family Concerts


For children ages 6–12

Bring your family together to build musical memories with the Seattle Symphony. From timeless musical stories to holiday favorites, these concerts will delight and spark your imagination throughout the year.

Extend your experience! Join us one hour early for pre-concert activities featuring crafts and instrument exploration, free with ticket purchase.

Family Concerts Events

Family Concerts Calendar

The Planets

Saturday, 27 October, 2018 11:00AM

Prepare for liftoff as the orchestra takes a trip into outer space. From the moon to the solar system, this concert will transport your child’s imagination to a galaxy far, far away! Costumes are encouraged.

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The Snowman

Saturday, 1 December, 2018 11:00AM

Celebrate the holidays with your family and Raymond Briggs’ classic children’s film The Snowman! A young boy builds a snowman that comes to life and takes him on an adventure to the North Pole.

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Peter and the Wolf

Saturday, 23 February, 2019 11:00AM

Without upsetting the maestro, three musicians and a conductor's assistant must outwit a fearsome wolf that threatens orchestra and audience alike. The musicians become the characters as Prokofiev's exhilarating musical tale springs to life, putting kids (and adults!) on the edge of their seats.

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The Man with the Violin

Saturday, 9 March, 2019 11:00AM

Violinist Joshua Bell brings his own true story to life for children and adults alike in this special Family Concert, based on the children’s book The Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson. Inspired by the time Bell famously took his instrument into the Washington, DC subway for a free concert — where only seven out of thousands of commuters stopped to listen — he recreates the heartwarming story that reminds us all to stop and appreciate the beauty around us. The Man with the Violin © 2013 Kathy Stinson (text); Dusan Petricic (illustrations); Joshua Bell (postscript); published by Annick Press Ltd.

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